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A happy marriage? Job boards and referral networks

For a number of years, the CareerXroads Source of Hire study has identified referrals, career sites,  and job boards as the #1, #2, and #3 sources of external hires, respectively. Much of the traffic that career sites receive comes directly from job…

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Too much friction? Not enough?

In my experience, I've found that programmers often expect people to act linearly - going from point A to point B, logically and inexorably marching forward, until they reach their goal. People don't usually act that way. They use nutty…

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Does industry news matter?

Every day I peruse ERE.net, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well, of course I'm avoiding my 'real' work...but I'm also trying to keep up with the ever-shifting winds of change in the HR, recruiting, and job…

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Shameless self-promotion

It's self-promotion time, so I'll keep it brief: my ebook on Job Board Success is now available. It's ideal for anyone who is either planning to launch or has just launched a job site.  If that sounds like you, please…

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Cool stuff – who needs it?

I admit it - I'm a sucker for bright shiny new technology. In fact, I'm susceptible enough that I spend a good deal of time being very critical of anything new. Why? (a) I'm weak, and (b) a lot of…

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